I have just read Stuart G. Webb's great new book, "The Collaborative way to Divorce." This is a wonderful source for anyone interested in the collaborative concept.
This is from the front flap to the book:
The Collaborative process is beneficial in that it:
Keeps your children out of the controversy, and the controversy to a minimum
Gives you greater control over the outcome of your divorce
Is generally less expensive and quicker than litigation
Helps maintain a sense of integrity and respect between you and your partner
What you may find most helpful about this book is the comparison of a "regular" divorce and the collaborative way to a divorce.